Panafrican News Agency

President Barrow declares Friday, Monday public holidays

Banjul, Gambia (PANA)   -  President Adama Barrow, acting under Section 76 of the 1997 Constitution of Republic of The Gambia, Tuesday declared Friday, 10th April, and Monday, 13th April 2020 as public holidays throughout the country to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Monday. 

President Barrow also took the opportunity to extend best wishes to the Christian Community who dedicated themselves to 40 days of fasting and prayers in commemoration of Easter, a statement received from State House here Tuesday said.

“The President further extends a message of appreciation to the Christian leaders and their congregations for respecting the State of Emergency regulations of closing all places of worship, especially during the Lent period.

“While wishing the Christian Community a blessed holiday period, the President seizes the opportunity to further urge all Gambians to work together for peaceful co-existence and reconciliation,” the statement said.


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